Spiritual teachings tell us that everything we need is within us. We do not need to seek a partner, a friend or even a family member to complete ourselves. Spiritual teachings also tell us that our sole purpose is to love so completely, so unconditionally, with no discrimination to whom this love is directed towards.
This seems contradictory in the beginning. What is our job then, as lovers (romantic and otherwise) towards our loved ones if they are meant to feel complete without us?
The way I see it now, after being so rigid about independence for so long, is that our spiritual awakening is not complete without the other. Our spiritual awakening is not consistent in its growth because we as humans, are forgetful. We forget that we are complete. We forget that we are worthy of love. And those that love us (although don't have to at all!) anchor us back into this remembering.
The way I see it now is that my job as a lover is to remind the ones I love of the thousands of reasons they deserve to be loved, and to remind them of how they will also be loved once those thousands of reasons disappear.
5 years into following my dream of doing what I always want to do I know this more certainly now. None of this is possible without the people around me. As Namaste turns 5 this month, my heart is bursting with gratitude for the hundreds of students that allowed me to learn from teaching, my heart is overflowing with love for the space that held this sacred practice and witnessed transformations and my heart is content in the thousands of hours that I spent sharing this beautiful practice with all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my loving heart for being a part of this collective waking up!
Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanti.